Saturday, May 1, 2010

Race Day

This morning was the BYU alumni association (san antonio chapter) 5K race.  And even though I seriously considered chickening out when I found out Dell would be post call that morning, I’m really glad I went. 

Henry was a total trooper.  He had some pre-race jitters, but we talked those out on the drive there.  (He was disappointed it wasn’t an obstacle course sort of race, he was hoping for some little tunnels that only he could fit through so he could save the day.  )

Once we got to the stake center where the race was starting from it was amazing how many people we knew.  I saw an old friend from beginning of residency, lots of people from our ward and people that looked vaguely familiar.  Ahhh, BYU alums. 

Henry did a great job running the race with his friend Samuel.  Henry ran maybe 1.75 miles (run, ride, run, ride style), Samuel ran a little over 2 with only two brief stroller breaks, and Lizzy never complained and seemed very content to ride in the chariot.  The toughest point for me was when I was pushing all three kids in the chariot at mile 2.25.  Henry and Lizzy were in the chariot with Samuel sitting on the handlebars.  I had to use all my upper body strength to hold the chariot up while running.  All in all pretty fun for my first official 5K.  In fact, I’d love to do another.  Especially on without the kids.  While we finished with a pretty respectable time I’d love to do one where I didn't’ have to stop to let kids in or out of the chariot and to be able to run at a pace faster than my 5 year olds.  :)

Henry’s pre-race posing.  Don’t you love the shirt?  It says play to win.  A sentiment I hate, but Henry loves it because it’s green and has a trophy on it.

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Lizzy ready to race.

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aren’t they cute?!

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coming in to the finish line (this is actually a reenactment.  I was too busy running and keeping the kids running to take out my camera, so we redid the finish line in on of the lulls while waiting for the other racers to come in.)

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crossing the finish line!

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Great job everyone! 

2 comments:

Beth Hedengren said...

I am so impressed! You are one tough mama to run a 5K with three children and one stroller. You are my hero! Mary, Emily, Sam, and I are running a race next week--though I might do more walking than running.

Sarah said...

super momma!! amazing!! love the photos!! xoxooxox